Country Bowls Club had their first touring team visit for several years and the team from Auriol Park, Worcester Park, Surrey had an enjoyable day at our friendly club. The conditions caused a few problems with very gusty winds, but the sun was shining, and new friends were made.
The Bluebirds entertained El Rancho in the summer Harrier Division, all games were very competitive and close scores, but the Bluebirds held out for a good 8 to 4 win. Winning rinks were Christine Hughes. Dave Smith, Ray Robson 16-12, Wendy Splevings, Daniel Verrial, George Burrage 18-14, Michael Jordan, Craig Dyson, Peter Robins 17-16.
The Koalas continued their winning ways in the VCL league, travelling to play La Siesta Hoopoes they soon adapted to the away green and came away with maximum points. Rink scores Singles Alison Robson 21-18, Men’s Singles Ray Robson 21-16, Pairs Del Gunning, Peter Whitehall 21-11, Triples Keith Holliman, Derek Lewis, Graham Richardson 22-11, Fours Sheila Whitehall, Save Belton, Darron Reynolds, Barry Evans 19-9. This was the last match in the league, the Koalas remained undefeated with 48 points winning the league by a large margin.
The Red Kites entertained Quesada Lancasters in the summer league and were in good form and soon took advantage of the home surface setting up a good victory 10-2. Winning rinks were Del Gunning. Rob Hallam. Neil West 25-12, Linda Ponsford, Trish Dix, Gary Ponsford 19-12, Shaun Devine, Allan Lever, Keith Holliman 21-10, Brenda Jiggins, Derek Jiggins, Graham Richardson 26-13.
The Bluebirds made the long trip north to La Marina and found it hard going against the home team but put up a great fight only losing by a small margin 79 – 87. Winning on 2 rinks, Ben Noke, Daniel Verrells, Ray Robson 17-9, Carole Donnellan, Phil Newham, Keith Miller 22-21.
Pleased to advise 2 of our members Steve & Della Wailes are now qualified markers after attending the recent two-day markers course.